Pregnancy, while a beautiful thing, is full of unexpected pains and stresses that have a negative impact on the body. Prenatal massages by experienced massage therapists will work to reduce the pain and stress associated with pregnancy so you can focus on caring for the new life about to come into this world. Common questions before a prenatal massage include existing medical issues, pregnancy term, and how you’re feeling overall on a day-to-day basis.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
REDUCED JOINT INFLAMMATION
Joint inflammation and pain is common during pregnancy and is a common symptom treated by prenatal massages.
Increased circulation is extremely important during pregnancy. Prenatal massages are great for improving circulation and increasing blood flow to your baby.
Hormones change during pregnancy, but prenatal massages are effective in increasing positive hormones (such as endorphins) and reducing hormones associated with stress.
Prenatal Massage Techniques
It’s important for you and your baby to be positioned correctly for safety during a prenatal massage. Oftentimes, experienced massage therapists will put the mother on her side during a massage to ensure no unnecessary pressure and stress is placed on the baby.
A swedish prenatal massage is the most recommended form of massage during pregnancy as swedish techniques are considered to be most effective for relaxation and reduced stress.